Why we do what we do...

We are often asked why we started Ultimate Pet Services, so we thought we would do our best to give you the short version…

Being so far from our grandchildren (yes, we have 5 grand-daughters), we needed to find a pet sitter for our 2 very old dogs so we can leave them without worry to visit our far-away family members.  We were unsuccessful in finding the right fit for us.  We need a professional that is insured, background checked, reliable and willing to care for our pets the way we feel they need to be cared for.  We want to know who has access to our pets and home.  We need to feel comfortable with the person caring for our pets.  This need reinforces our decision to start a professional pet sitting business.

Anticipating Larry’s retirement and our move to full-time residents of Myrtle Beach, we looked into buying an existing pet sitting business that was for sale.  That didn’t work out, so with the guidance of our mentor, a successful pet sitter in the D.C. metro area, we started our business from scratch.  This allows us to build our passion into all we do.

Our passion is high-quality, in-home care for pets.  Each and every pet has unique qualities and needs.  We strive to constantly and consistently deliver the best possible care to each pet in our care.  To achieve this goal, we educate ourselves in pet care by completing Professional Pet Sitter Certification, Pet CPR & 1st Aid, and many other continuing education programs.

We are very fortunate to finally find other like-minded people that want to deliver the best possible care to pets and want to be a part of our team.  Jamie, Dan and Marion demonstrate daily this shared passion.  And because the demand for the passion we have for our furry clients continues to grow, we are constantly searching for the same high-quality, passionate, pet lovers to complement our team.

Upcoming Events

There are so many events in the spring that we want to share with you and hope that you can attend:

·         March 3 – 6:30 AM – Bridgett is running in the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon – wish her luck!

·         March 10 – 10 AM – 2 PM – 3rd Annual City of Myrtle Beach Crabtree Gym & Market Common Community Open House at Crabtree Gym

·         March 11 – 2 AM – Daylight Savings – Spring Ahead 1 hour

·         March 17 – All Day – St. Patrick’s Day

·         March 20 – 6 PM – Whiskers, Wags & Wine – Fundraising Event – at Duplin Winery

·         March 24 – 9 AM – Pour for Paws – Fundraising Event – at Beach Dreams Market

·         April 1 – All Day – Ultimate Pet Services 3 Year Anniversary

·         April 7 – 9 AM – Run for the Shelter 5k – 1 Mile and Doggie Bone Hunt – Fundraising Event – at North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex


And don’t forget, Spring Break is coming fast upon us.  Horry County Schools have their Spring Break scheduled for March 30 – April 6.  CCU is on Spring Break March 5 – March 10.

Congratulations Jamie, Bridgett and Larry!

Ultimate Pet Services has been fortunate in building our Ultimate Pet Family.  We adore each and every pet in our care; and the safety and well-being of each and every pet is our utmost priority. 

We want to congratulate Jamie, Bridgett and Larry in completing their Certification of Training for Pet CPR, First Aid & Care.  Just like human CPR & First Aid certification, it must be completed annually.

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Press Release: Get a Real Pet Sitter


“Don’t Be Tricked by So-Called Pet Sitters,” Warns Ultimate Pet Services, Bridgett Hudson.  Ultimate Pet Services is partnering with Pet Sitters International for the Get A Real Pet Sitter® campaign to educate pet owners on what to look for in a reputable, professional pet sitter.  

With more than 60 percent of households owning a least one pet, finding reliable pet care is likely a concern for the majority of pet owners in The Grand Strand. For these pet owners, Bridgett Hudson, owner of Ultimate Pet Services, has an important piece of advice:  Don’t be tricked by so-called pet sitters. 

“Many pet owners, and even news outlets, use the term ‘pet sitter’ incorrectly, referring to anyone—from a family friend to the neighborhood teenager asked to walk a dog—as a ‘pet sitter,’” explains Hudson. “It is important that pet owners understand that pet sitting is a professional career and professional pet sitters offer peace of mind that other pet-care options cannot.”

Even for pet owners committed to using professional pet sitters instead of friends or family, the search can be confusing.

 With the influx of pet-care directory sites popping up in the last couple of years and news stories touting pet sitting as an easy way to earn extra cash, more and more people are deciding to cash in on the growing need for pet care.

Hudson’s pet-sitting service, Ultimate Pet Services, has offered pet-sitting services along The Grand Strand for three years and is a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for professional pet sitters. In addition, the business is [include all of the following that apply to your business: licensed to do business in Myrtle Beach, and is insured, bonded, can provide proof of a clear criminal history and has obtained the Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) designation.

PSI President Patti Moran—who also founded the pet-sitting industry more than two decades ago—offers additional advice for pet owners.

“Simply being listed on an online pet-sitter listing—or even on a nationally-publicized directory—does not make a pet sitter a professional, qualified care provider,” explains Moran. “Anyone can post a profile advertising pet-sitting services, so it’s important for pet owners to take a closer look to ensure they are hiring a real pet sitter.”

 Hudson is joining with PSI and thousands of fellow pet sitters to promote the “Get A Real Pet Sitter®” message to educate pet owners on what they should look for when selecting a professional pet sitter.

PSI and Ultimate Pet Services advise pet owners to ask these important questions when interviewing a potential pet sitter:

 Does the pet sitter have the proper business license for your city or state?

  1. Is the pet sitter insured and bonded? 

  2. Can the pet sitter provide proof of clear criminal history? 

  3. Does the pet sitter provide client references?

  4. Will the pet sitter use a pet-sitting services agreement or contract? 

  5. Is the pet sitter a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS) and/or has he or she participated in pet-care training, such as pet first aid?

  6. Is the pet sitter a member of a professional and educational association, such as Pet Sitters International?

Hudson encourages local pet owners to visit w.ultimatepetservices.net or call 843-642-8818 to learn more about Ultimate Pet Services credentials and services. To learn more about PSI, visit http://www.petsit.com.

Brandon Agency & Ultimate Pet Services teams up for Take Your Dog to Work Day

The Brandon Agency Partners with Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach & Ultimate Pet Services for National Take Your Dog to Work Day®

Local business joins companies around the globe in the 19th annual celebration of PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day® on Friday, June 23

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—June 15, 2017On Friday, June 23, The Brandon Agency will join companies around the globe in opening its doors to employees’ furry, four-legged friends for Pet Sitters International’s 19th annual Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®).

TYDTWDay® was established by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999. This annual event urges businesses around the globe to experience the joy of dogs in the workplace for a day, celebrate the great companions dogs make and to promote adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies.


"We see this event as a way to recognize the important role dogs play in our employees’ lives and an opportunity to make a positive impact on our local community,” said Scott Brandon, CEO of The Brandon Agency. “My dog always comes to the office with me, so much that he has become the company mascot. We pride ourselves on being a dog friendly agency because we understand the benefits and morale boost you get when you have your best friend by your side. We are excited to host this day for our employees and the community and see all of our four-legged friends play together.”

The agency anticipates about 15 dogs to join the fun on June 23 and has a variety of activities planned, including a Lunch & Learn with local pet sitting company, Ultimate Pet Services LLC, that will discuss the importance of using a Professional Pet Sitter and other pet related topics. Ultimate Pet Services LLC will also provide pet sitters for potty breaks and playtime during the event. With the help of Bridgett Hudson, CPPS, Adoption Ambassador for the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, employees that do not have a dog, but still want to participate, can “rent” an adoptable dog for event. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. 

“One work day can change a pet’s entire life,” says Patti Moran, President of Pet Sitters International. “When companies like The Brandon Agency join in the TYDTWDay celebration, they not only provide an enjoyable perk for their employees—they also increase community ties and raise awareness of local pets in need of a forever home.”

For more information on PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day, visit www.takeyourdog.com. To learn more about The Brandon Agency or its TYDTWDay celebration, visit TheBrandonAgency.com or email mhoynes@thebrandonagency.com.


About The Brandon Agency

The Brandon Agency is one of only 26 certified and accredited brand strategist agencies in the United States. As a data-driven, fully integrated national firm, The Brandon Agency consists of digitally minded, results-obsessed experts who consult, advise and deliver revolutionary business-building ideas. With offices in Charleston, S.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Breckenridge, Colo.; and Sofia, Bulgaria, The Brandon Agency has much more to offer than a traditional ad agency. Equal parts business consultant, technologist, analyst and marketer, the agency expertly guides businesses toward growth and success. With a worldwide team of more than 100 and total billings topping $93 million in 2016, The Brandon Agency has powered successful programs and campaigns for hundreds of national brands in a variety of industries, including banking and finance, e-commerce, food service, health care, real estate, technology and tourism.

Bridgett Hudson Named Chairperson for the Adoption Ambassador Program

Bridgett Hudson, owner of Ultimate Pet Services, has been named the Chairperson for the Adoption Ambassador Program at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach (HSNMB).

The HSNMB recently was awarded a grant from the ASPCA to help their foster program grow. Therefore, the “Adoption Ambassador” program was created. Tine Hunter, Operations Manager at the HSNMB, said “we are looking for anyone who is passionate about saving homeless pets to join our Adoption Ambassador Team, especially business owners, who are willing to keep a shelter cat on display in their business or bring foster dogs to work.”

The Program is an innovative initiative where Foster Parents, also known as Adoption Ambassadors, are empowered to become adoption counselors on behalf of the HSNMB to find and approve their fostered pets’ adoptions.

This program will enable the shelter to help more animals annually by reducing the overcrowding in the shelter and helping to reach a new market of potential adopters. The HSNMB will provide new Adoption Ambassadors with all the supplies (cages, food, liter, etc.) needed to care for their foster pets and extensive support. The HSNMB will also help you market your foster pet, which will result in free advertising for your business!

If you are interested in partnering with the HSNMB to help save our community’s homeless pets, please call Bridgett Hudson at 843-642-8818 or via email at

Fundraising Event at Socastee Heritage Festival

Look for us at the Socastee Heritage Festival on Dick Pond Road

Saturday, 29 April 2017

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Stop at our booth and say “Hi” to the Ultimate Pet Services team as we raise money for The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach (HSNMB.org) “Vet Fund”.   

There are 3 ways you can participate:

1.     50/50 Raffle *

2.    Sponsor Treatment For A Specific Animal In Need **

3.    Straight Up Donation

All Donations of $10 or more receive a Coupon for a Free Pet Sitting Session.

Just look for this banner and help us raise money for medical treatment that will allow these homeless pets find their “Fur-Ever” homes.


*Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Winner receives 50% of all cash raised by the sale of the 50/50 tickets.  HSNMB “Vet Fund” receives the other 50%.  Winner Announced at 3:55 PM on 29 April 2017 at the Ultimate Pet Services booth.

**All Sponsorship Donations will be matched by Ultimate Pet Services

Certified Professional Pet Sitter


For Immediate Release


Bridgett Hudson, Owner of Ultimate Pet Services, Earns the Pet Sitters International Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (6 March 2017)—Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for professional pet sitters, has announced that Bridgett Hudson, owner of Ultimate Pet Servicesin Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has completed the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting and earned the designation of PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter.

To earn this prestigious designation, a professional pet sitter must successfully earn the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, agree to adhere to PSI’s Recommended Quality Standards for Excellence and agree to abide by PSI’s Member Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Successfully completing the Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting Program indicates that an individual has acquired the knowledge necessary to make vital assessments on pet health and nutrition, canine and feline behavior, separation anxiety, pet loss and more. A certificate holder is also equipped, as a business owner, to make decisions on customer service, employee hiring and safety.

According to Ellen Price, PSI’s academic manager, the certificate is earned after completing extensive coursework and successfully passing a comprehensive final exam on 39 sections of instructional material.

“A PSI certificate holder brings valuable knowledge to the care of companion animals,” Price said. “A pet owner who relies on a program graduate will receive top-quality pet care. The curriculum’s in-depth material also assures that a pet sitter is highly capable of making accurate judgments and quick decisions in an emergency.”

Hudson’s commitment to her business and clients led her to pursue this certificate.

“As a pet sitter, I value continuing education that allows me to offer reliable service to the pets entrusted to my care,” Hudson said. “Earning the designation of PSI Certified Professional Pet Sitter demonstrates that I am an animal steward committed to delivering excellent service.”

Professional pet sitting is one of the fastest-growing small business fields in the United States, and PSI’s Certificate Program is the only program in the industry tailored specifically for professional pet sitters. For more information about the program, visit the Certificate Program portion of Petsit.com


Note to Editor: For more information about Ultimate Pet Services contact Bridgett Hudson at Bridgett@Utimatepetservices.net or 855-265-8654.



About Pet Sitters International

Founded by Patti Moran in 1994, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, representing nearly 7,000 independent professional in-home pet care businesses in the United States, Canada and abroad. PSI provides members with access to affordable bonding and liability insurance as well as educational resources that include a comprehensive Certificate Program, Pet Sitter’s WORLD magazine, The Scoop e-news and PSI’s annual convention. For more information, visit www.petsit.com, home of the Official Pet Sitter Locator™. Visit The Pet Sitter Shop, the largest specialty retailer of products for pet sitters and pet-sitting business owners.

Week 1 with Porky

Porky is doing well adjusting to a home environment.

We have found that he is very much a snuggle bunny.

And he is very smart - instead of jumping on the door to go outside, he now nudges the door handle; knows "off" (kinda, but getting there); hopefully soon, we will be able to get him into basic training to learn how to sit, stay, etc.  We are confident that he will learn very quickly.

We are so fortunate to Foster Porky.  He is so very loving.  He will lay next to us on the sofa and snuggle as closely as possible, loves to play with his toys, and loves running around outside.

Porky is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please call us at 855-265-8654 or email us at bridgett@ultimatepetservices.net

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